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MARCO RUBIO

Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Marco Rubio wants to become household name in New Hampshire

      State Roundup

      MANCHESTER, N.H. — Seven years ago, Marco Rubio trekked to New Hampshire so invested in another politician's presidential campaign that a cop almost wrote him a ticket for darting through traffic as he shoved Florida oranges into bewildered drivers' hands.

      Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks to potential voters at a campaign house party Friday in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
    2. Rubio disputes his positions are 'yesterday'

      Blogs

      Step inside the press gaggle with Marco Rubio today in New Hampshire, with video courtesy of Michael C. Bender of Bloomberg News.

    3. What happend to the sword Jeb Bush gave Marco Rubio?

      Blogs

      We were wondering the other day what happened to the sword Jeb Bush gave Marco Rubio, a symbolism of Bush passing the conservative torch as Rubio prepared to take over as Florida House speaker. A spokewoman said she'd find out.

      Today, Rubio answered the question.

      Marco Rubio with the sword Jeb Bush gave him in 2005
    4. PolitiFact Florida: Marco Rubio's bad analogy: Borrowing 'like it's 1999'

      Perspective

      Sen. Marco Rubio confirmed his 2016 presidential campaign Monday, but an apparent musical analogy in his announcement speech was a bit off-

      Year19992014
      Surplus/deficit+$125.7 billion–$484.6 billion
      Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., announces his candidacy for president on April 13 at the Freedom Tower in Miami.
    5. Looking back over Marco Rubio's position on a federal marriage amendment

      Blogs

      A report on MSNBC earlier this week said Sen. Marco Rubio contradicted himself by saying he had never backed a constitutional amendment forbidding gay marriage on the national level.

    6. Chris Christie says the Bush juggernaut has 'slowed down pretty significantly'

      Blogs

      Chris Christie took a shot at Jeb Bush, and Marco Rubio, during an interview Thursday on the Today Show.

    7. Marco Rubio begins fundraising sprint

      Blogs

      The campaign is launched. Now comes the money chase.

    8. Opponents race to define Marco Rubio as the true candidate of 'yesterday'

      State Roundup

      Is Marco Rubio the face of the future?

      Days after he launched a presidential campaign that declared "yesterday is over," the Florida Republican's positions on a number of issues have provided an opening for opponents.

      A man protests Sen. Marco Rubio’s stance on climate change outside the Freedom Tower in Miami on Monday as Rubio announces his presidential campaign.
    9. Opponents race to define Rubio as the true candidate of 'yesterday'

      Blogs

      Is Marco Rubio the face of the future?

      Days after he launched a presidential campaign that declared "yesterday is over," the Florida Republican's positions on a number of issues have provided an opening for opponents.

      A man protests Marco Rubio outside the Freedom Tower on Monday
    10. Rubio defends tax plan against conservative critics who call it 'redistribution'

      Blogs

      Newly minted presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Wednesday defended a tax proposal that has come under attack from conservatives as a budget busting handout and political gambit to win votes from the middle class.